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Earth Day 2014


Earth Day

What is Earth Day?
Earth Day is an annual commemoration to show appreciation and increase awareness of the Earth’s natural environment. Earth day is celebrated in more than 175 countries on 22 April every year. The annual celebration of the Earth Day is now coordinated by the Earth Day Network.

When is Earth Day 2014?
Earth Day 2014 falls on Tuesday, 22 April 2014.

When is Earth Day 2013?
Earth Day 2013 falls on Monday, 22 April 2013.

Background of Earth Day
The origin of the Earth Day dates back to 22 April 1970 when the first Earth Day was celebrated in the United States. The celebration of Earth Day was suggested by Gaylord Nelson, a US Senator from Winconsin, who witnessed a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, in 1969. The first Earth Day celebration was participated by over 20 million people. Currently, Earth Day is observed by more than 500 million people in over 175 countries.

Earth Day Celebration
In many countries, Earth Day is celebrated by giving some contributions to protect the environment. It can be done through planting trees, minimizing the use of plastic bags, reducing greenhouse gas emission, and many other environment-based activities.

A simpler contribution to show people’ care to their environment can also be done by cleaning up litter, wearing the color of nature – green, or singing and listening to the “Earth Day Anthem”.
Here is the lyric of the Earth Day Anthem:

Joyful joyful we adore our Earth in all its wonderment
Simple gifts of nature that all join into a paradise
Now we must resolve to protect her
Show her our love throughout all time
With our gentle hand and touch
We make our home a newborn world
Now we must resolve to protect her
Show her our love throughout all time
With our gentle hand and touch
We make our home a newborn world

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